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Algae threatens Dungeness season

...ecosystems.A closure along the entire West Coast would be a blow to the industry...massive toxic algae bloom off the West Coast this year is more likely a short-term...that warming seas will likely send West Coast fish species northward by about 20...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-16/algae-threatens-dungeness-season
State
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...become the first commercial shipping lane along Alaska's west coast."We want to really try to keep these large commercial...cargo vessels operating between Asia and the U.S. West Coast.The proposed Bering Sea route covers 730 miles, taking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/coast-guard-studies-shipping-lanes-beri
State
My Turn: Best way to advance AKLNG is together

...did I reflect on its importance to our national energy security; Alaska still provides a vital source of oil to the West Coast where alternatives are limited by the lack of infrastructure from the mid-continent. I was reminded that what is so...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-27/my-turn-best-way-advance-aklng-togeth
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska can save Calif. from drought

...profitable method of moving Alaska water to California. Water is the one resource we have that no other area on the west coast has an abundance of. The oil cartel won't undercut us and maybe we can stop going in circles.With Sen. Lisa Murkowski...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-22/my-turn-alaska-can-save-calif-drought
Opinion
My Turn: Fukushima radiation in Pacific reaches West Coast

...after the March 2011 start of the three meltdowns. Cesium-contaminated Albacore and Bluefin tuna were caught off the West Coast a mere four months later; 300 tons of cesium-laced effluent has been pouring into the Pacific every day for the 4...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-14/my-turn-fukushima-radiation-pacific-r
Opinion
Oregon shooter rants in manifesto about no girlfriend

...someone that knows someone."Meanwhile, Obama said he will visit Roseburg on Friday as he opens a four-day trip to the West Coast. No additional details about his visit were immediately available.Obama has renewed his call for stricter gun laws...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-06/oregon-shooter-rants-manifes
Nation and World
Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship

...El Faro was scheduled to be retired from Caribbean duty and retrofitted in the coming months for service between the West Coast and Alaska, said Phil Greene, another Tote executive.The El Faro and its equally aged sister vessel were being replaced...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-06/search-answers-begins-sinkin
Nation and World
Changes on horizon for aurora tourism in Fairbanks

...see the northern lights could be tempered by the prospect of a much longer journey involving connections through the West Coast or Canada.Mok Kumagai, part-owner of Aurora Borealis Lodge, a property operated expressly for viewing the northern...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-21/changes-horizon-aurora-tourism-fairbank
State
Keeping it basic

...60 percent of a pink salmon's food - and along the West Coast, more than 50 percent are already showing "severe shell...There's a crisis in the shellfish industry along the West Coast," he said. "No more 'Deadliest Catch.' It's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-18/keeping-it-basic
Outdoors
Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling

...NOAA's preliminary winter forecast predicts warmer than normal temperatures for north of the Mason-Dixon line, the West Coast and Alaska. It calls for cooler than normal temperatures from New Mexico to South Carolina. Wetter weather is forecast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-17/earths-record-streak-record-heat-keeps-
State

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